Samara Weaving KILLED it.
Lots of fun-- I think horror comedies just pair so well with the weekend.
Everyone sucks and has awful hair. Maybe if I was a media type (or wanted to be) I'd dig this, but it screams of journalistic self-importance. Just because the setting is the news doesn't mean all the office drama is automatically interesting or important.
While the plot circled a point about flash and entertainment super-ceding the actual story when it comes to broadcast news, the examples chosen to illustrate their case fell flat.
How dare this faux rom com take over 2 hours of my time.
Nothing like rewatching a movie you saw once when you were 7.
I'm not a fan of Jim Carey or this performance but even I felt for The Grinch-- The Whos are a horrible people and Whoville is a terrifying dystopian nightmare. Not a single right angle in sight! I'd torture them too.
In my opinion even better than the original for three simple reasons:
1) bigger and better booby traps
2) really leans into the child-alone-on-vaction fantasy. #1 gave us ice cream sundaes and going through your brother's room; this gave us pizza in a limousine, shopping at an enormous toy store, and ordering $1000 worth of room service to your suite at the PLAZA HOTEL! Even Eloise never lived so large
3) Pigeon Lady > Shovel Man
Makes me miss NY. I'M WALKIN' HERE!!!!
While some of the choices made have not aged well, overall this movie holds up. Still very funny, still very entertaining, and I choose to believe that's still exactly how commodities trading works.
Where it lost me was some of the over-the-top cartoonish elements of the last act. I guess that's the 80s for ya.